Old Town experiences the gains and losses of unique local businesses

By Victoria Bowles

Old Town Lansing staff writer

Old Town experiences the gains and losses of unique local businesses  

OLD TOWN LANSING— Two new businesses are opening their doors in Old Town despite the recent closing announcements of two veteran businesses. Old Town is home to more art-focused businesses like galleries, design firms and creative boutiques per capita than any other place in Michigan, said Sarah Christensen the owner of Katalyst art gallery and gift boutique. “Every place here is so unique and creative and having your own niche is important,” Christensen said. Christensen may have found her niche in Old Town but the owners of Greenfield Collection Antiques and Gallery 1212 have not been as fortunate. Currently both businesses are closing, and offering sales on remaining merchandise.